Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Yosemite National Park
US locator map
Location California
Nearest city Mariposa, CA
Area[1] 761,268 acres (3,080.7 km²)
{759,540 acres (3,073.7 km²) federal}
Established October 1, 1890
Visitors[2] 3,503,428 (in 2007)
Governing body U.S. National Park Service
Website NPS - Yosemite

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain in the Sierra Nevada of California.

Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

See also


  1. NPS Listing of Acreage 9/30/2008
  2. NPS Reports -> Ranking Report -> 2007

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